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Fast and Furious Update: Judicial Watch Sues City of Phoenix for Police Department’s ATF, DHS, DEA, and FBI Records about 2013 Gang-Style Assault

Judicial Watch announced today that on October 2, 2014, it filed a lawsuit against the City of Phoenix, AZ, seeking records of the Police Department, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) relating to the July 29, 2013, gang-style assault on an apartment


Judicial Watch Supports Strengthening Ethics Enforcement for Congress

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued a statement today calling upon the House of Representatives Republican and Democratic leadership to strengthen ethics enforcement.


Judicial Watch Obtains Records Revealing $937,487.94 in Security Expenses for Obamas’ 2013 Vacations to Honolulu and Aspen

Judicial Watch announced today it has obtained records from the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing the security costs for the Obama Family’s 2013 vacation in Honolulu and Martha’s Vineyard, and the flight cost for the First Lady’s 2014 ski trip to Aspen, CO, came to $972,450.24 in taxpayer-paid vacation expenses.


Judicial Watch Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court in Support of Utah Amendment 3 Defining Marriage as Between a Man and Woman

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that on September 4, 2014, it filed an amicus curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of Utah’s constitutional Amendment 3, defining marriage as consisting “only of the legal union between a man and a woman.”


Judicial Watch Sues Department of Homeland Security for Records Relating to ICE 2013 Release of 36,000 Criminal Aliens

Judicial Watch announced today on July 21, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to obtain records relating to the release by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of 36,000 criminal aliens in 2013.


New Documents Show FBI Kept Channels Open to Al-Aulaqi Despite Terrorist Designation

Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained 900 pages of newly released internal documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) indicating there may have been a serious rift between the agency’s 9/11 Commission Task Force (Task Force) and the National Commission on Terrorism (Commission) in tracking the activities of U.S.-born al-Qaeda leader


Judicial Watch Statement regarding Eric Holder’s Retirement

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued a statement today about the pending retirement of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder…


Judicial Watch and AEF File Amicus in Support of North Carolina Election Integrity Measure

Judicial Watch announced today that on September 17, 2014, it filed an amicus curiae brief, on its own behalf and on behalf of the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) and Christina Kelley Gallegos-Merrill, with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit asking the Court to uphold a District Court denial of a motion for a preliminary injunction to


Federal Court Denies DOJ Motion for Delay, Orders Release of Fast and Furious Documents List to Judicial Watch by October 22

Judicial Watch announced today that on September 23, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that by October 22, the Department of Justice (DOJ) must submit a “Vaughn index” listing Fast and Furious materials Judicial Watch sought in its June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent September 2012 FOIA lawsuit.


Obama July Political Fundraising Trips to Denver, New York City Cost Taxpayers $1,159,823.50 in Flight Expenses Alone

Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained U.S. Department of Air Force Headquarters Air Mobility Command records detailing expenditures of $1,159,823.50 by President Obama in flight costs alone for his July 2014 fundraising trips to Denver, Colorado, and New York, New York.

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